Basal cell adenocarcinoma of the upper lip: a case report

Rajiv S. Desai, Bansari A. Bhuta, Pankaj M. Shirsat, Snehal Ingole


Basal cell adenocarcinoma (BCAC) is an extremely rare low grade, malignant salivary gland neoplasm, affecting minor salivary glands, comprising about 3% of all malignant salivary neoplasms. Very few cases of BCAC affecting the upper lip have been reported in the literature till date. We describe an usual case of BCAC affecting the upper lip in a 58-year-old woman. The present case reiterates the limitations of microscopic examination of an Incisional biopsy to distinguish BCAC from basal cell adenoma (BCA).

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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

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